L.I.T. History

Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) was founded by Dr. Clint May in the summer of 2002.This ministry is centered on the discipleship of children and empowering them for ministry in the church and on mission.

On May 8, 2002, Clint became the Children’s Minister at Wedgwood Baptist Church. That summer was wide open for him to follow God’s leading to disciple and train preteens (5th-6th graders) for ministry and missions. As Clint took this ministry path of teaching spiritual disciplines and equipping children for ministry, he witnessed transformation in the lives of children as they learned how to walk with Christ. Clint also witnessed the children’s ability to affectively share the Gospel and lead children to Christ that summer.

In the summer of 2004, Clint took 35 preteens and adults from Wedgwood on a mission trip to Corpus Christi, Texas. While on the trip, the preteens were trained and released in local apartments to lead worship, teach evangelistic Bible studies, and lead children to Christ. During this trip, God moved in a powerful way in and through the lives of those preteens. They led 27 children and students to Christ! Since 2002, L.I.T. has sponsored multiple yearly mission trips in various states.

L.I.T. Ministries has sponsored more than 25 mission trips in five states since 2002. Preteens and students have reached thousands of children and their families with the Gospel.

It was in the summer of 2002 that Clint began developing personal devotionals to disciple children in his church and leadership materials that taught his leaders how to disciple children. In 2005, other churches started requesting the discipleship materials and beginning the journey of L.I.T. and experiencing the joy of discipling children. L.I.T. has now published more than 60 student devotional books, leader guides, and evangelistic tools for discipling children and students. The materials have even been translated into multiple languages and are being used internationally.

CDM (Children Discipleship Ministries) International was registered as a non-profit 501(c)(3) on August 26, 2010. On December 30, 2013, the ministry changed its name to L.I.T. Ministries.

On this website, you will see a work of God that started in Fort Worth, Texas, and is rapidly having an impact around the world.